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Euthanasia law passes in Quebec, Canada, allowing terminally ill patients to die with doctor’s help

Canada’s Quebec province has adopted legislation allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor’s help, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to effectively legalise assisted suicide. more

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Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children of all ages

Belgian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to extend the country’s euthanasia law to children under the age of 18. The 86-44 vote in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, with 12 abstentions, followed approval by the senate in December. The law … Tęsti skaitymą

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Texas hospital sued for keeping pregnant woman on life support despite family’s objections

The husband of a woman who has been kept on life support in a Texas hospital because she is pregnant has filed a suit against the hospital, claiming that it is violating Texas law by continuing to treat someone who … Tęsti skaitymą

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Court ruling will clarify end-of-life decisions

Canada’s supreme court will soon rule on whether doctors can stop treatment for “unconscious” patients, but determining awareness remains a thorny issue. more

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Assisted suicide: 10 years of dying at Dignitas

Ten years ago a British man with terminal cancer travelled to Switzerland and drank a lethal solution of barbiturates to end his life, with his son and daughter by his side. more

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Locked-in man continues legal fight for ‘right to die’

The wife of a man whose legal challenge was heard alongside Tony Nicklinson’s has spoken of her husband’s determination to continue his fight. He wants professionals such as doctors to help him end his life, without them having the fear … Tęsti skaitymą

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In Ill Doctor, a Surprise Reflection of Who Picks Assisted Suicide

Dr. Richard Wesley has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the incurable disease that lays waste to muscles while leaving the mind intact. He lives with the knowledge that an untimely death is chasing him down, but takes solace in knowing that he … Tęsti skaitymą

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How Doctors Die

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. more

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Dr. Kevorkian leaves mixed medical legacy

The death of pathologist Jack Kevorkian, MD, left many pondering the long-term influence of a highly controversial figure and what role he may have played in transforming the nation’s perception of dying. more

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Sharlotte Hydorn, 91, Sells Suicide Kits No Questions Asked

The package in the mail might have been anything: a simple white box decorated with a butterfly. But inside were the simple tools 29-year-old Nicholas Klonoski used to end his life. more

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